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on their holiday sales. we're live in south point cheryl connor, abc2 news. if you're looking for last minute gift ideas shop local. we have a great guide on our web site abc2news.com on our special page dedicated to the holidays we've got everything from features on local stories to shipping tips to holiday recipes all from your neighbor. abc2news.com/holiday. >>> now the latest on that assault inside holabird middle school. police arrested 21-year-old sean schleigh on assault charges. he scammed his way into holabird middle school as students were arriving. he waited inside a stall in the boy's restroom. the student fought back calling out for help. the school resource officer ran into the bathroom and took him into custody. >> in this case the police officer performed admirably. she apprehended this suspect by herself, took him to the ground, she handcuffed him and took limb into custody and she did her job. >> the man is being held on 1 million-dollar bail. the child was not hurt. >>> tomorrow baltimore city firefighters will be out in the east baltimore neighborhood that was torn apart by
on the money. more on their side of the story coming up in half an hour. terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> thanks so much, terry. we'll talk to you soon. two state lawmakers say budget cuts maybe to blame for security problems at napa state hospital. the facility has been on lockdown after a staffer was murdered by a patient in october. there have been two other serious attacks on workers. a firsthand look at the conditions inside yesterday. >> this facility's been absorbing budget cuts. they're understaffed. it's an outdated, outmoded facility. they don't have the security technology they need to have. basically we're seeing this system fracture because of the pressure being put on the state budget. >> that director of california's department of mental health which oversees napa state hospital announced his retirement yesterday. dr. steven mayburg will step down at the end of this month. >> the federal judge who put a hold on california's lethal injections wants to tour the state's new death chamber at san quentin. jeremy fogel halted executions in 2006 over concerns staff members were inadequat
. they also told me that it is snowing again at heathrow. greta kreuz cumming abc7 news. >>> we are always monitoring the weather here and around the world. for the very latest on the forecast, log onto tbd.com. >>> we are following developing news. police have found 12 men believed to be planning a large- scale terrorist attack. the attack was not imminent. the plot was not linked to any holiday season attacks. they were captured last weekend because of a recent suicide bombing in stockholm was part of a series of plans. >>> a 19-year-old was found dead in silas burke park. stephen tschida joins us live with the very latest. corrected from the body yesterday afternoon. they believe in had been there at least since saturday night. investigators continued to comb the park for clues to who killed this 19 year old. someone walking through the park spotted the body of jahed babi. >> everyone loved him. he did not have any enemies. >> he apparently died from an injury to his upper body. on facebook, one posted that he was the guy everyone in new and got along with. another posted, "i hope the p
, brian kuebler, abc2 news. >>> the baltimore city fire department feels pretty confident with all the help it's getting from the state and feds they are going to be able to determine a cause for the fire. from that five-alarm fire to the next one. chief cartwright says that's first. let's go to mount vernon. we pass this everyday, on historic north charles, around 1:30 this morning. you had the wind, you had the freeze and baltimore city fire chief james clack tells abc2 news that the blaze started on the first floor of the building. in the 800 block of charles and climbed up to the roof of the 4-story structure and also crossed over to a neighboring building. there were some injuries slipping on icy streets. >> most of the work was done by the overnight crew. they got on yesterday afternoon, left this morning. they hit the brunt of both fires. ? the building housed a number of local businesses including donna's coffee bar and a thigh restaurant -- thai restaurant. >>> unbelievable scene out there. just so frigid, a lot of ice issues and cold windy day across the state, running
about the increase. in annapolis, i'm don harrison for abc2 news. >> i don't blame them. >>> time running out on a federal tax credit that could save you money on energy efficient home improvements. homeowners have until decease dees 31st to buy qualifying items such as hvac systems, water heaters, biomass stoves, windows and doors. the credit is 30% of the cost of qualifying energy efficient home improvement up to a maximum of $1,500 for 2009 and 2010 combined. a tax credit is adar for dollar reduction on the amount of tax you owe. for more information head to abc2news.com, click on the lifestyle tab. >>> here's a look at some of tonight's top stories. fire officials in baltimore are working to figure out the cause of a five-alarm fire on north charles street. it broke out this morning, it was the second five-alarm fire to hit baltimore in less than 12 hours. the incident shut down several streets in the mount vernon neighborhood and damaged three restaurants. >>> a look at the other fire, the city of baltimore will get help from the feds to find the cause of the five-alarm fire
up at 7:00 a.m. on sunday. live in emeryville, abc 7 news. >> they will strike while the iron is hot. thanks very much. >> and so many organizations could use your help. we have contact information for many of them at 7 news.com. just click on see it on tv on our home page. if you are trying to find ways to help those in need in this community. >> this holiday is in the at all what people in southern california expected. so many communities are cleaning up devastating flood damage following this week storm. but maybe nowhere was harder hit than san bernardino county inland empire. dozens of homes and community were buried in at least four feet of mud. came up suddenly and with force. it was terrifyin terrifying. >> the what the rushing up to the window and patio. oh, my god we are going to die here. >> if this happened it could happen next year. it could happen a couple months ago after we are didn't fixing the house. so bet to uses move on. >> we are staying. you are not going to get rid of us that fast. >>reporter: dozens of homes are a total loss. authority sa
day. >>> there are only four days left until christmas but abc2 news -- abc2news.com has your holiday guide from recipes from viewers to details on some great local stores that have fabulous gifts. we've got it all. just go to abc2news.com/holiday. >>> some of us last-second shoppers. why weren't you impressed? make that morning run christmas day. an option we have not had. i'm liking it. the cold temperature that are greeting us in the last few minutes really of fall 2010. we're saying goodbye to autumn. just after 6:00 tonight and doing it on a chilly note. 37 now dundalk, chestertown 33. 34 galeeba and 30 now, below freezing in ellicott city and laurel as well as reisterstown. you are at 32. winds light so not much wind chill factor at least. as we look across the state clouds beginning to make a move into maryland but no precipitation with these. these are just going to be upper level fair weather clouds. so we stay dry tonight and as we look ahead to the first day of winter tomorrow, first full day of winter, here's how it sthaips up hour by hour, talking 34 so by lunchtime after
at abc7news.com. just click on "see it on tv" on our home page. acting governor aidan mald nad dough have declared a state of emergency from a week-long onslaught of rain. emergency was in place in six other accounts. one resident shot this video. water has created a mess and caused millions of dollars in damage. turned creeks into raging rivers. turned luxury cars into toys. hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes when this creek overflowed. >> it was scary. it was scary because you didn't know when it was gonna stop. >> now people are cleaning up as best they can in a race against the clock before the next round of storms hits. >> let's find exactly when that's going to happen. let's check with mike nicco for our forecast. >> good morning to you. looks like it will be tomorrow. for today it's going to be very nice to get around most areas and temperatures pretty mild this afternoon, too. this after starting off kind of cold this morning. upper 30s around redwood city, santa rosa, fairfield, concord and livermore. patchy fog developing especially our north bay valleys. warm sp
home to him. abc 7's john allston reports. >> it feels like christmas finally. we've been sitting here wondering where he's been. >> brad niece of oakland finally had his baby home. his one-year-old schnauzer clint who had been missing for more than a week. >> normal he has to sleep on his own dog bed. but he got to be up on the bed last night. >> now clint is reunited with four-year-old kevin, the other family schnauzer who was not so lucky after a contractor accidentally left the front door open. kevin turned up quickly but he had been kicked, beaten and shot with a pellet gun. little did anyone realize clint had been quickly discovered about a mile away by two brothers playing outside their grandmother's house near mcarthur boulevard. >> he came out of the bushes and we picked him up. we were feeding him chicken. my mom ohms the door. >> so their mother went to the computer and found the notice that brad placed on craigslist. she saw the story on the news and called back with the help of her son. >> have to look at the collar he had on. asked him what collar color he had on. he desc
of these crashes. reporting live in arlington, gail penney dr. abc7 news. >>> new details on the man arrested after allegedly trying to blow up this building. the suspect's mother says he was entrapped by the government. we're live in the baltimore where he arrived in court today. >> for the first time in court, we are hearing antonio man -- martinez's defense is likely that the fbi set this up of. his lawyer said it this guy could not have been a car bomber. he needed to be taught to drive the vehicle containing the bomb. after a nearly hour-long meeting which ended with the judge ordering are -- ordering internal martina's held. his mother protests her son's incident -- in a sense. >> how can you be sure? >> i know him. >> she says she believes the fbi tracked her son. he converted to "that religion," meeting is long meaning islam, and does not believe he would have carried out the crime. his lawyer argued that the fbi planted the idea for a car bomb attack in martina's's mind. >> the arguments making today were designed to make the best position me could with regards to why. a federal prosecutor
may also be made. >>> coming up on abc 7 news at 5:00 p.m., can you imagine stuck on meters --stuck on an amtrak train for seven hours? >>> plus, sarah palin sits down robin roberts. >>> these local school children did not have any criticism of president obama. ♪ ♪ you can find your feet and you can find your way ♪ ♪ you can find yourself in bed at the end of the day ♪ ♪ you can find some fun on a tropical isthmus ♪ ♪but you'll never find my... ♪ you can find it in your heart to be patient with me ♪ ♪ you can find a new star for the top of the tree ♪ ♪ i don't mean to be coy and i don't mean to be vicious ♪ ♪ but you'll never find my christmas ♪ captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> we are monitoring the developments in the hunt for a serial killer. >> four bodies have been found yards from each other. police believe one of the victims was a prostitute who met her clients near the area. investigators are searching for the body of another missing prostitute. >> you can understand with the terrain out there, many of you ha
, writing, and arithmetic rather than cold. >> it's called, it's called. cold. >> jeff hager, abc news. >> teachers and students have been rotating from classroom to classroom trying to avoid the coldest rooms. in the hottest months, the students have to weather extreme heat that do not have air conditioning. >> i hazmat situation forced the evacuation of a high school today. seven students and a faculty member at northeast senior high became sick by an unknown chemical this morning. i hazmat team was called -- called to the scene. three students were treated at the scene. no word tonight on what caused that older. >> 21-year-old antonio martinez remained in federal custody tonight accused of plotting to blow up a military recruitment center. today area muslims say his actions should not reflect on what muslim americans truly believe. >> martinez goes by the name of mohammed hussein was a research -- recent convert. he had been plotting this for months. over time on his facebook posts, he expressed growing frustration and a call to fight back mostly against the u.s. military for killin
. you can see more reports by heading to abc2news.com/crimechecker. >>> if you're just switching in, we want to get you caught up. >>> tonight people firefighters are walking through a neighborhood where a carbon monoxide leak killed two people and sent more than a dozen more to the hospital earlier this month. they are talking to you about the dangers of carbon monoxide and they are making sure that you have smoke and co detectors and they are working. >>> the cordish company now has the approval to begin construction for a slots casino at arundel mills mall. according to published reports the department of planning and zoning has approved the plan and cordish plans to build the project in two phases. the first one a temporary casino in the first floor of the parking garage. that is expected to open early next year. the second phase is the permanent casino, live music venue and several restaurants, that 1 expected to be finished by the year 2012. >>> a local couple received news about their new suv today. how about this. thanks to luxury motors. starlet williams and her husband won a 2
now, abc 2 news at 6:30. >> it was a wet, miserable day all across maryland. the rain started early this morning and hasn't stopped since. good evening and thanks for joining us. it's a mess out there right now, but is this wet weather going to take a turn for the worst? right over to the storm center with your first forecast, lyn et? >> we've been dealing with the rain all day, you know what, once the cold front moves through, we're moving in much colder air. could see snow showers tonight and lingering in tomorrow. that's a big possibility. but even without the snow showers, my concern is tomorrow morning, you'll see icing on the roads, the rain is going to drop below freezing. take it easy. see what i'm talking about, as of now, we have moderate rain moving in. you can see that into the reds and yellows. that's going to start to move. on the backside you can see a little bit of snow. check out what's happening in pennsylvania, the west of carlisle, a little bit of a mix there, that's where the cold front is. it's trying to draw in colder air. speaking of colder air, see it right
into the bay. reporting live from green brai, abc 7 news. >> mark, thank you. a live power line fell for no reason in the east bay today. a pickup truck was destroyed by fire. the line fell on top of it on virginia avenue. firefighters couldn't put it out because the wires were hot. and pg&e says 37 customers were out power. a short time later a truck on a low-hanging power cable in bay point filled out an electric meter, pg&e is investigating. >> and this evening san francisco officials are still searching for three suspects involved in a deadly shooting last night. two people were shot and killed just after 7:00. it happened near linden avenue. a third victim died at the hospital today. three others were hurt with nonlife-threatening injuries. people had placed momentos in memory of the victims. investigators say the suspects may have been driving a brown chevy impala with tinted windows. police say the area is known for gang activity. they don't yet know if the shooting was gang related. >> two state lawmakers personally toured the napa state hospital today in the wake of three se
, abc2 news. >> thanks a lot. >>> in comes not long after a co leak left two people in pikesville dead and sent more than a dozen people to the hospital. thursday, the baltimore county fire department will walk through the neighborhood. they will talk to residents about the dangers of carbon monoxide and make sure the smoke and co detectors are working. >>> and here's common warning signs of carbon monoxide poisoning, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, chess pains, headaches and more severe signs including confusion, agitation and unconsciousness. if you want aless of the symptoms to -- a list of the symptom to look out for, we put it on abc2news.com and you will find ways to prevent carbon monoxide leaks inside your house. search for carbon monoxide on our website. >>> a suspected robber is dead after being shot by a store owner. police say around three tuesday morning, he walked into the quest mini mart and he said he had a gun and demanded cash. a fight broke out between the suspect and store owner and the owner shot the alleged robber in a parking lot. died at an area hospital. police sa
harrison for abc2 news. >>> the latest weather news is just a click away for you any time of the day. just log on to abc2news.com for up to the minute forecast and information. >>> if you live in baltimore you know you've done this a time or two. you got a bag full of groceries but the parking spots right in front of your own home are full. so you double park to bring in that 20-pound bag of dog food martins popcorn but should double parking cost you 250 smack smackers when you get caught. roosevelt leftwich with more. >> reporter: this all started last year when the city raised fines and fees for parking double parking is a pain when you're trying to go down the street but should you be out of 250 bucks when you're in front of your own house. >>> the streets around canton square are narrow and sometimes hard to get around by the tame it takes to finishes the first bed run an envelope to her drop box and drive away. inconvenience factor to motorist s behind her only 20 seconds or so. should a stop like this cost her 250 bucks. how about this stop. it took lisa 5 minutes to pick up somet
year. baltimore county fire says they are still working to establish a cause. brian kuebler, abc2 news. >>> firefighters from four county in two states joined forces to battle a house fire in emmitsburg. seven fire units from frederick and carroll counties in maryland and franklin and adams counties in pennsylvania fought the fire together. authorities say the woman who lives there set the fire and they found a suicide note. she suffered smoke inhalation and is in the hospital for treatment. >>> a baltimore county teen is recovering after she was hit by a car. police say the 15-year-old was running across silver spring road in perry hall shortly after 7:00 this morning when she was hit by a honda accord. she's expected to be ok. investigators think pedestrian error may have caused the accident. >>> another attempt, another failure. the maryland racing commission rejected the latest proposal for live racing dates in maryland next year. the unanimous vote made late this afternoon at a meeting in laurel. the lack of racing calendar means the preakness stakes in may, in jeopardy of happeni
. we're live at the inner harbor, cheryl conner, abc2 news. >>> some 50,000 out there. glad to know they are going to be safe. >> miller lite is teaming up for the first time in baltimore make sure you get home safe. they are offering free rides on local bus, metro subway and light-rails throughout baltimore. now the program aims to cut down on drunk driving this holiday season. it is the first for miller here in charm city. >>> the baltimore city police say at this point they do not suspect foul play in the disappearance of a 16-year-old girl from north carolina. 16-year-old felicia barnes came here with family but hasn't been seen. she is a straight a student and police say they have gotten some leads so far but none have banned out. >> it's concerning from day one when there's no contact at all from the initial start. but we had cases where individuals have gone for a period of time or just to refresh themselves or for some other issues. but we can't say in this particular instance what the issue is or why this young lady left. >> take one more good look. if you have anything abo
throughout the day to extinguish any hot spots. in mount vernon, jeff hager, abc2 news. >> in the middle of the night it woke people up and sent them rushing to see what was going on. joce sterman is here with more on the reaction to seeing dozens of firefighters at work trying to save several neighborhood landmarks. >> reporter: if you live in the city you get used to the occasional noise of a passing siren or sight of flashing lights but people in mount verne saw more than that standing in the street watching dozens of firefighters battle that fire. it was a spectacle to say the least. >> the more i live i can see where the fire is. it's been going for hours and hours. it looks like it's up at the roof. >> reporter: joey olson is one of many who braved the cold in the middle of the night watching crews try to tackle the fire. for him it's not just about an amazing effort. it's about his work place. he's a barista at donna's. as neighbors watched he texted co-workers and managers sending them pictures, videos and details as he watched and worried. >> everyone in the building, they came
warning is in effect with 35 mph wind gusts expected. abc's john atwater talks with frustrated travel he recalls at boston's logan international airport. >> the melody of the airport is not matching the mood. >> i'm frustrated. >> merry, christmas. thank you, delta. >> many flights are moving here but a host of others are getting scrapped. >> for whatever reason, only weather. no plane going into d.c. >> and our plan was to return to washington and spend the next four days with our son there. >> they're gonna put us on stand by but that cancelled. >> we're going to the amtrak station and do the overnighter to d.c. >> but even amtrak is cancelling some southern routes. >> i was going to williamsburg, virginia, and now the train's going to terminate in richmond, virginia. >> the only server for now is a car. >> plans to drive to new york. >> but it's not an option for many so they're loading their bags and preparing to get snowed in. >> long trip but, once again, another christmas memory. >> well, those problems back east are sure to impact bay area airports as well, though our weather is
the storms return there may be more problems out here. terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> terry, thank you. 6:03. this morning in south san francisco, the search is on for at least three suspects after a shooting that left two people dead and four others injured. police say it happened just after 7:00 last night on 8th lane off linden avenue in south city. one of the surviving victims is listed in critical condition and three others are being treated for what are described as non-life-threatening injuries. they may be driving a brown chevy impala similar to this one with tinted windows. residents are very concerned about the violence. >> it's scary, you know. i got kids. i got four kids. >> this particular part of town, it's hit very, very hard and it's right before christmas. >> police say this area is known for gang activity but aren't saying whether this shooting was gang-related. two state lawmakers will tour state hospital after serious attacks by patients on staff members. the hospital remains on lockdown after a patient strangled a psychiatric technician in october. another assaulted f
administrators would not allow abc 7 news inside or on the grounds to see what happened behind locked dhoorz morning but there 2004 visitors they cannot turn away. michael allen... >> looks like it's one of the situations that reached a tipping point. it's gone from being bad to intolerable. >> and state senator noreen evan autos my emotional reaction is that it's indefensible. we should not be putting people in this jeopardy. >> their visit today a response to increase of assaults against staff members by violent patients. >> this mentality -- they should not be here. >> in october a patient beat ask killed a 54-year-old donna gross. there have been more attacks since then. nurses and technicians have been on record saying they fear for their lives. >> people have been strangled. pechl were corner add lone in patient rooms, pulled into rooms. and assaulted. just impulsively. >> and where is the police in this? >> not on unit. >> today the staffers tell us police were there, but only for a visit and describe politics at better than reality. >> this is everything good. >> they s
:00 a.m.. courtney robinson, abc 7 news. >> another thing to look out for is underage to drinking. hospital emergency rooms say incidents involving teenagers are about 250% higher new year's compared with ordinary days. last new year's, there were nearly 2000 emergency room visits involving underage drinkers. that is more than the number of hospitalizations for other drinking holidays, like memorial day or the fourth of july. >>> breaking news from central virginia, a medical helicopter and small airplane have collided in the air early this afternoon, just south of harrisonburg. witnesses say the airplane hit the top of the helicopter and went into a nosedive. two people on board the airplane were killed. the helicopter landed safely. we're also following a breaking story from arkansas and missouri, where violent storms have killed at least six people. tornadoes hit small towns in both states. damage has been reported in other areas of the midwest. snow in north dakota has caused a massive 100-car pileup. richard reeve is live in a satellite center with more pictures of the damage
family, which has been waiting for him. live in the newsroom, abc 7 news. >> the house is expected to vote tonight on the september 11 first responders health bill. the senate passed the $4 billion package earlier this afternoon. it is $2 billion less than the package proposed earlier this week. this provides free health care and economic aid over the next five years to those who became sick after working at ground zero. >>> new developments involving a ruling in the senate race in alaska. the state supreme court upheld the decision, saying it correctly counted write-in ballots. earlier this month, republican joe miller filed a lawsuit, claiming the state was too lenient in its accounting. he argued misspelled ballots should not be counted. he has been given 48 hours to respond to the decision. incumbent senator lisa murkowski led by 10,000 votes. >>> the white house continues to closely monitor terrorist threats less than 48 hours after top intelligence officials were stumped in an abc interview when asked about the terror-related arrest of 12 men in london on monday. >> i was sur
-- they tackle the stores to get those last- minute gifts. >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news at 11:00, on your side. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> we have been tracking the path of a coming storm. the system is heading this way now, but how much will fall this weekend? steve has been tracking from the weather center? we have been looking at the malls all night long. not a whole lot of change as at this point. a big difference between wednesday and where we are today. these are our satellite and radar images. we will see some flurries in the forecast for tomorrow. light snow in the potomac highland in the shenandoah valley. we had a winter storm watch for north carolina. winter weather advisories. here is the latest model we have. all of the snow is concentrated well to the west of us. that snow line is slowly easing its way slope -- towards the washington area. the latest data is still coming in. what can we expect on sunday into sunday night? we will show you the rest of the week coming up in just a few minutes. >>> because of that coming sto
tomorrow at 2:00 in the afternoon. live in the newsroom, kris van cleave, abc7 news. >>> we are monitoring a story in fairfax county, where a fire destroyed a townhouse in lorton. residents of the home were inside at the time, but residents escaped without any injury. because of the fire is under investigation. >>> new at 11:00, students will be relocated from a school that was badly damaged during a fire. dakota elementary center suffered extensive damage last week when flames went through the building -- takoma elementary center. it is said the building is in good condition. >>> new at 11:00, the washington redskins are responding days after a redskin was arrested on dui charges. it is said he is very remorseful for what happened and for the embarrassment he caused himself, his family, and the organization. he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. he joined the team two weeks ago. >>> it is cooler outside, but a significant warm-up is on the way just in time for 2011. bob ryan has the forecast. >> what a december we have had. look at the temperatures in the belfort f
-- on capitol hill, scott thuman, abc 7 news. >>> there is still a lot to do before the end of the lame duck session. that have to take on a spending bill to pay for the day to day operation of the government. money runs out as soon as this weekend. they also pledged to take up the don't ask, don't tell policy. >>> turning to our whether -- turning to the weather, we could be in for some flurries this weekend. >> take a look at our graphics. you will see the ski resort areas are doing fine. temperatures are in the low 20's right now. all ski areas are enjoying this early winter season. temperature wise, we are down to 31 in fairfax. let's give you a look at the forecast as we head into the overnight hours. some high clouds over night. as we head through the day tomorrow, it will be partly cloudy, but an overcast will develop and it will be in the mid 30's. we only have a limited impact of flurries from parts -- flurries in parts of the area. >>> thanks you so much. crews have been working to clear the roads of ice. many still face an icy commute. gail pennybacker is live in falls church with
in the community tell us that foster plans to fight for her job. in morningside, brad bell tim abc7 news. >>> alexandria police arrest two men for stealing laptops and other electronic equipment. they have arrested johnson and feggins. this electronics from a business on duke street. in a separate case, feggins had stolen security cameras and external hard drives. de are both facing felony grand larceny charges. >> coming up, celebrating the seasonal the national mall. the latest decorations' going up today. >> while we keep an eye out for snow, heavy rain causing problems in california with homeowners on alert tonight. >> the grateful dead and video games? what does this have to do? you may not like >>> you are watching abc7 news at 6:00 with gordon peterson, doug hill, and tim brant. this is abc 7 news at 6:00 on your side. >>> calling off the government's most wasteful projects. it is published by oklahoma senator tom coburn. it includes the project to digitize t-shirts and music by the grateful dead. then there is the unnecessary printing of massive bills and budgets. another $3 mill
>> alive and in hd, this is abc 7 breaking news. >>> president obama spoke at the white house moments ago praising the senate for pushing forward his tax-cut compromise with republicans. >> it is designed to stop a looming tax cut, but now it is setting up a showdown. jay korff is live on capitol hill with the latest. >>> the president stressed that taxes and this controversial bill will create jobs and stimulate the economy. the senate passed on a critical procedural vote the tax cut cobbled together by what can only be described as an atypical capitol hill alliance, the white house and congressional republicans. >> the spurs that both parties can, in fact, work together to grow our economy and work for the american people. >> this requires another vote in the senate and passing the house. it extends bush era tax cuts and unemployment benefits while providing for murdered million dollars in tax cuts which they argue will stimulate the economy. -- providing $400 billion in tax cuts. >> we are interested in passing this for. >> a lot of democrats hope to offer amendments when i
. if a proposal is not passed by the end of the year taxes go up for all americans january 1st. jenelle wang, abc 7 news. >> jenelle, thank you very much. right now the assembly budget committee is conducting the first official review of governor schwarzenegger's proposal to close the state's latest budget deficit. the governor declared a fiscal emergency and call for a special session of the legislate church on monday to deal with a $6 billion deficit. testimony about the state's financial outlook will be provided today by the legislative analyst office and the department of finance. but it's not likely any action will be taken with just a month left before governor schwarnegger leaves offic >> we have some developing news for you righ now. highway 1 at devil's slide is closed in both directions becausef two crashes. the firs was reported ju after 9:30 this morning on southbound highway 1. the second crash happened a short time later possibly because of the slowdown caused by the first crash. the extt of any injuries, right now the chp says they do not know how long it wi be before that roadway
museum officials about what if any may have been damaged by the water. abc7 news. >> thanks, john. >>> now, the storm moved east and turned to snow in the higher elevations of the sierra. this is the top of the tram at heavenly valley where it is lightly snowing tonight. right now chains are required on vehicles without snow tires over both donner and echo summit. you can see the roads are wet in this cal trans picture at truckee, but the snow was not sticking. and for a look at where that storm is tonight, let's go to leigh glaser who has been tracking it on live doppler 7hd. leigh? >> yes, and you can see behind me that the brunt of the cold front moved through rather rapidly, and we still have lingering showers, and some are producing some moderate areas of rain. petaluma right now reporting moderate rain. also a new fresh line is now starting to move in toward bailey city. south san francisco heading toward the golden gate bridge and even parts of san francisco and ocean beach, moderate rain with that system. the east bay has dried up a little bit. but you can see more activit
of frost drive. abc 7's heather ishimaru is live at the scene. >> we are at the intersection of frost drive. some scary moments here about an hour ago at the central office, scarier than usual at a dentist's office. the damage done to precious smile dental and orth done ticks was done by a car an hour ago. the driver of a chevy impala blew through the intersection heading west, barely missed a couple people on the sidewalk and plowed into the side of this dental office. there were people in it at the time. they managed to get away with just some scrapes and cuts from the flying glass. the driver tells the paramedics that he doesn't remember anything before, during or after. apparently had some kind of medical condition that they haven't been able to identify yet because he's really not that communicative. he was transported to the hospital as were a couple of people inside with those minor injuries. so far police, fire officials have no more information than that. they're gonna have to find out what condition this driver has. they said that his car does have out of state plates. they don't
hairston for abc to news. >> now, if you like to help contribute to the food and resource bank, go to our website, abc2news.com, for a link to the food bank website. >> take a look at some of the top stories tonight. 21-year-old antonio martinez remained in federal custody. he is accused of plotting to blow up a military recruiting center in catonsville. they say his actions should not reflect on what muslim americans truly believe. they say the true message of islam is piece. >> russia's prime minister is using the arrest of julian assange to suggest that they have their own problems with democracy. what a mayor putin said he would like to know why he was hidden in prison. he's not the only world leader questioning the arrest. he surprised by the lack of outcry. he says he's seen no. the defendant: support for freedom of expression and he was doing better work than many of the ambassadors. >> well, we know it's cold outside. for some students it's freezing inside. taking from classrooms to classrooms to avoid some of the coldest rooms. >> having to deal with those heating problems, we j
. >> yes. slipping and sliding. abc 2 news brian is live with tonight's drive home and tomorrow's drive in. brian? >> well, jamie, we have handled so much snow last year, you would think this is not much, but this is proof that a little good go a long way. reporter: the trucks did what they could before rush hour, 30 the salt did little to make this community taste better. the parkway, to sic 95 and anywhere in between was a mess. the first snow fall of the season was not much, but it did its damage. >> leaving today at 10:30. it was all ice and snow. now it is worse, it is packed down. i slid out pretty good. >> reporter: from sliding out -- to sliding down. jerry just one of many drivers caught trying to climb bel air road in northeast baltimore. >> i think traffic all of the way over-the-hill. it probably goes all of the way back. >> reporter: the baltimore department of transportation is saying that it happened the storm center at 11:00 this morning and pushed 130 salt trucks onto the roads. they continue to treat roads throughout the night. officials urge patience. >> give them eno
county police. abc2 news don harrison explains why. >> reporter: a search and rescue is going on in a park in anne arundel county today. everybody turned up ok, mainly because it was staged. county police sponsored the full scale search and rescue exercise today. the exercise involves several county fire, police and emergency agencies, along with state police and some volunteer groups among others. some park residents were curious about all the activities. just talking about how to work together in a conference room is not enough. >> they have to come together and share information. the only way to do that is get together and do exercises such as this. i believe we see one of the victims. >> reporter: one of the narrows was a person lost down -- scenarios was a person that to needed to be transported across the water. >> it gives us the skills we need and to be compatible with other jurisdictions. >> you see him there? >> reporter: the mobile command unit is very valuable for all the different agencies involved in one incident >> that unit gives us the ability to patch togeth
things on the roads are terrible here tonight! abc 2 news brian kuebler is out there live on northern parkway. chris just wrote in, took him 30 minutes to get of off his driveway. >> reporter: that's true it, takes 30 minutes to get down northern parkway too. that's northern parkway there over my shoulder. and you can see the traffic is all backed up. this may not have been much snow but with as cold as it was, and as the roads as cold as they are, this snow came down and it stuck and made the roads incredibly treacherous today. and extremely slippery. and that's what northern parkway looks like. but your side roads, most likely going to look like that. this is still recovered and a lot of cases they shoot a device under the snow. they have about 130 pieces of equipment out and they opened the storm center at 11 a.m. this morning. they say they will be out all night because the fear is tomorrow morning that people are still dealing with the commute home tonight, but when this -- this all starts to melt because of the salt and sand they throw on the roads, that is all going to refreeze
. in the studio, sherrieionson, abc2 news. >> thank you. >>> we have been following the story since it broke online. head to abc2news.com to see the complete coverage along with the full criminal complaint against martinez. >>> time to look at news around the nation. funeral arrangements have been set for elizabeth edwards. she died on tuesday after a six-year battle with breast cancer. the funeral will be held on saturday in raleigh, north carolina and open to the public. the church where it is being held is the same one where that he had funeral for edwards son wade who was killed as a teenager in a car accident. edwards will be buried beside her son. her family and friends have launched a website where people can leave stories and share their thoughts. if you want more information about this funeral arrangement, head to abc2news.com and we will post the information for you. >>> scarry new stats about drunk driving. 30 million americans admit to getting behind the wheel when they shouldn't have during the past year. 12 months. 30 million. the survey by state breakdown shows the highest lev
holder shall maintain a tight 47 -- type 47 abc license. 3, when alcoholic beverages are served in conjunction with entertainment and folsom -- full food service is not provided, the premises show be restricted to persons 21 years and older. i understand there may be legal issues with that condition. i think that, you know, if there is a question about item three, we could look into that and see what remedy we can come up with. number four, entertainment provided shall not be audible beyond the area under control of the permit holder. 5, permit holder shall provide sufficient security personnel to check patron ids to ensure 21 years or older for any person who is served, sold, or consumes any alcoholic beverage. the czech patron ids to ensure -- they check patronize these -- they checcheck patron ids to monitor. facilitate the safe and orderly conduct of patrons in line outside the club and inside the club. they shall abide by services and municipal code section 1070. there will comply with san francisco health code section 10 and 9.22 -- 1099.22 (e) regarding smoking outside th
in serious condition tonight. reporting live, roosevelt leftwich, abc2 news. >> to the screen you go with the warning signs. for the latest developments on this story go to abc2news.com. we'll have more details at 6:00 and christian schaffer is working for more details at 11:00. you can prevent carbon monoxide leaks in your own home. search for carbon monoxide. >>> police get a robbery call in the dunkin' donuts in laurel, this is at laurel fort meade road. this place sits in the middle between bw parkway on the east and laurel race course on the west. the man police think was trying to rob the store was shot and killed by the man who owned the property. plenty to sort out. don harrison with more. >> reporter: a man came into this gas station and mini mart store in laurel last night hoping to rob the place. he left without the money and without his life. police received a call for a robbery in progress around 3:30 this morning. in the 3400 block of laurel fort meade road in laurel. they say a man entered the store and said he had a gun and demanded money. >> at a certain point what w
january 1st. jenelle wang, abc 7 news. >> jenelle, thank you very much. right now the assembly budget committee is conducting the first official review of governor schwarzenegger's proposal to close the state's latest budget deficit. the governor declared a fiscal emergency and called for a special session of the legislate church on monday to deal with a $6 billion deficit. testimony about the state's financial outlook will be provided today by the legislative analyst office and the department of finance. but it's not likely any action will be taken with just a month left before governor schwarzenegger leaves office. >> we have some developing news for you right now. highway 1 at devil's slide is closed in both directions because of two crashes. the first was reported just after 9:30 this morning on southbound highway 1. the second crash happened a short time later possibly because of the slowdown caused by the first crash. the extent of any injuries, right now the chp says they do not know how long it will be before that roadway will reopen. we'll follow and bring you updates on the
for abc2 ,cnews. >>> here are some ways to winterize your home and useless energy at the same time it. first make sure that filter is clean. if you have gaxxpatched your ai filter is the plug off. close off a than an air vent. try using a sling insulation kit. the air dryer will make it shrink to the window. change your batteries s?÷and b couple extra. put your ceiling fans in reverse. log on to our web site abc2news.com. look under featured stories on the home page and 4gclick on t story. >>> let's talk a little bit about the winds. that has been a sober lining for us in today's weather p-win dying down a good bit. weather net sites across maryland capturing wind gusts 20, 25, even 30 miles per hour. if we take a look atbkfi5u reisterstown but most spots staying in the 20s for peak winds. the winds have died off even
are trying to iron out that problem. joce sterman abc2 news. >>> thanks joce. a pennsylvania plan convicted in the death of his former girlfriend's baby daughter was sentenced 35 years in prison in court today. 23-year-old nicholas mckey was found guilty of first degree child abuse in october stege from the death of five week oil bella earlier this year. prosecutors argued that mckey had shaken the infant to death. >>> let's take a look at tonight's top stories a 21-year- old man is behind bars charged with trying to blow-up a military recruitment center in catonsville. he's being held without bond until next week. antonio martinez goes by the name muhammad h will remain behind bars until monday. >>> no wore of the origin of the five alarm fire. they have not determined if they are investigating it as an arson. the city asked for federal help to speed up the investigation. monday fires about spread to as many as 6 structures before it was brought under control. hours after that fire there was a second five alarm fire this one in mount vernon, investigators hope to have a cause for the fir
a troubled industry. at laurel park, don harrison for abc2 news. >> late this afternoon governor martin o'malley released a statement saying -- it's disappointing the parties involved couldn't reach agreement. we are prepared to aggressively protect the state's interest as we did two years ago when presented with the threat of losing maryland's treasured preakness stakes. i would encourage the track owners, industry representativities and horsemen and breeders to return to the table and reach agreement that protects the jobs that depend on our rich history of racing in maryland. we will continue to explore the legal options available to us. as of now there are no more meetings scheduled before the new year. christian schaffer will have more on this story tonight at 11:00. >>> we brick you breaking news out of north carolina where an armed woman has entered a tv station. police say the woman walked into the charlotte abc affiliate wsoc around 5:00 tonight. the station went off the air a few minutes later and has been evacuated. it's still unclear if anyone is inside the station with this w
. that is the block. abc2 news brian kuebler is all over the story and joins us live from downtown with the latest. brian? what do you have? >> reporter: mayor stephanie rawlings-blake is calling this a tremendous fire. i can tell you, we were just briefed by the fire department and mayor herself who say this is close to under control now. not yet but it's close to under control. let's show you the scene live. you can still see the command center set up here. this fire went to five alarms. it started at 404 east baltimore. that is on the block, two city buildings like you mentioned, kelly, were evacuated and they house amongst the both of them the fire department headquarters, election headquarters, department of transportation for the city, those two buildings were evacuated and are still evacuated at this point. in fact the memorial has been set up for a temporary shelter for folks that had to leave everything until everything pretty much settles down. the fire department told us the wind was an incredible factor in the fire. it got a huge head start before they were able to put any water on it
available. reporting live in mount vernon, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> we are keeping you up-to- date on how this will impact you with the traffic. a lot of closures downtown in and around mount vernon also along the block as sherrie said. be aware of black ice issues around the fire areas. so, around mount vernon, charles street is closed between monument and read, madison between da she had rail and st. paul and st. paul between read and madison. a alternate is center street, franklin or the jfx. near the block, holiday street closed between fayette and baltimore. commerce street is closed between baltimore and water streets. and baltimore street is closed between south and gay streets. these closures will be in effect for the remainder of the day or at least a good portion of the day as they continue to clean up and investigate. try to avoid the areas if possible. keep in mind, you can expect gridlock and delays making your way through the portions of the city. aside from that, traffic looks good. no problems on the jfx. harrisburg expressway looks good and so does 95. now back to
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